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Two MILLION People Are Playing Tera? o.O

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    Wouldn't surprise me, it's a great game, much better than a few I won't mention to be safe.

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  • Storman1977Storman1977 Columbus, OHPosts: 207Member

    Not just two million...but two million just in North America.... o.0

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Storman1977
    Not just two million...but two million just in North America.... o.0

    I know, right. That would put it squarely in the same arena as SWToR, and well ahead of most other games. Not bad, Tera, not bad.

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  • khartokhar3khartokhar3 HannoverPosts: 486Member
    With almost two million active registered players (and counting!) in North America... etc.

    registered accounts not active ones. there are f2p games with 50mil, 100mil etc registered acounts. 2mil is not much for a f2p mmo.

    btw tera na has only 6 server. how could 2mil active players work fine on only 6 server (tera has the classic server system). just remember when gw2 hit the 2mil sold games they had somethin around 30 (guess even more) server.

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member

    That is a problem with the F2P style of games, lack of REAL numbers.

    2 Million registered users truly means nothing. You can't derive information from that other than that there have been 2 million accounts created. You don't know how many people are actively playing per day or week. You do not know how many people are paying money. You do not know how many of those registered accounts are created by the same user (ie. multiple free accounts so you can run quests with a group all from the same keyboard).

     You don't even know how many of the accounts are those of gold sellers/botters/other nefarious things where they keep constantly creating new accounts as the others are being tracked/monitored/closed.

    Registered users is a pretty useless number.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,753Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by khartokhar3
    With almost two million active registered players (and counting!) in North America... etc.

    registered accounts not active ones. there are f2p games with 50mil, 100mil etc registered acounts. 2mil is not much for a f2p mmo.

    btw tera na has only 6 server. how could 2mil active players work fine on only 6 server (tera has the classic server system). just remember when gw2 hit the 2mil sold games they had somethin around 30 (guess even more) server.

    haha i was going to say just that. THe link OP posted has an update saying its not 2 mil active players lol.

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  • senti02senti02 Bellingham, WAPosts: 91Member
    its f2p sigh..
  • senti02senti02 Bellingham, WAPosts: 91Member
    Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

    That is a problem with the F2P style of games, lack of REAL numbers.

    2 Million registered users truly means nothing. You can't derive information from that other than that there have been 2 million accounts created. You don't know how many people are actively playing per day or week. You do not know how many people are paying money. You do not know how many of those registered accounts are created by the same user (ie. multiple free accounts so you can run quests with a group all from the same keyboard).

     You don't even know how many of the accounts are those of gold sellers/botters/other nefarious things where they keep constantly creating new accounts as the others are being tracked/monitored/closed.

    Registered users is a pretty useless number.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by khartokhar3
    With almost two million active registered players (and counting!) in North America... etc.
    registered accounts not active ones. there are f2p games with 50mil, 100mil etc registered acounts. 2mil is not much for a f2p mmo.

    btw tera na has only 6 server. how could 2mil active players work fine on only 6 server (tera has the classic server system). just remember when gw2 hit the 2mil sold games they had somethin around 30 (guess even more) server.




    That sounds a lot more realistic. When I read the article, they said "active players". Two million registered accounts is ok, but not a super big deal and a lot more inline with the impression I had of the game.

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  • mWo4lifemWo4life pePosts: 119Member
    Tera is great. And I can clearly see more and more ppl playing with each week. Major cities are full of ppl and there are generally no problems with finding groups for bams or instances. Keep up the good work tera team!
  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by mWo4life
    Tera is great. And I can clearly see more and more ppl playing with each week. Major cities are full of ppl and there are generally no problems with finding groups for bams or instances. Keep up the good work tera team!

    I don't know what the real number of active players are but the serves are far from dead ( like you said ) so it doesn't really matter. The game is improving and they're adding more things to do so it's always worth going back to. It's just too bad it's not a game I can play all the time month after month.

  • free2playfree2play Toronto, ONPosts: 1,868Member Uncommon

    I played for 6 hrs or so yesterday and today.

    The server I was on was alive and kicking. People everywhere I went. I can believe it.

  • SirFubarSirFubar SeoulPosts: 397Member
    Originally posted by khartokhar3
    With almost two million active registered players (and counting!) in North America... etc.

    registered accounts not active ones. there are f2p games with 50mil, 100mil etc registered acounts. 2mil is not much for a f2p mmo.

    btw tera na has only 6 server. how could 2mil active players work fine on only 6 server (tera has the classic server system). just remember when gw2 hit the 2mil sold games they had somethin around 30 (guess even more) server.

    This exactly. Especially the part about the servers.

  • skyline385skyline385 BangalorePosts: 564Member
    Originally posted by SirFubar
    Originally posted by khartokhar3
    With almost two million active registered players (and counting!) in North America... etc.

    registered accounts not active ones. there are f2p games with 50mil, 100mil etc registered acounts. 2mil is not much for a f2p mmo.

    btw tera na has only 6 server. how could 2mil active players work fine on only 6 server (tera has the classic server system). just remember when gw2 hit the 2mil sold games they had somethin around 30 (guess even more) server.

    This exactly. Especially the part about the servers.

     

    GW2's 30 servers a year after launch are some of the most isolated servers i have seen in all the MMOs i have played so far. And this coming from someone who has played on the "Full" servers at peaktime (Blackgate/Sea of Sorrows). Except for starter areas (sometimes even that for which i resort to guesting to Tarnished Coast), most of the game feels isolated. People will either be in LA or camping dragons. Pretty sure GW2's server limit is quite low. Even SWTOR felt to me as containing more people overall throughout the leveling phase than GW2.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,966Member Uncommon
    Six active servers? Even if full all the time means no more the about 200k active players, and that's being generous.

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  • niknaisniknais RigaPosts: 6Member Uncommon
    "active" is not "online". I can be active player if I only play it once in the week, so these numbers can be quite accurate. 
  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    Originally posted by niknais
    "active" is not "online". I can be active player if I only play it once in the week, so these numbers can be quite accurate. 

    Necro on this old thread.

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  • OminousDawnOminousDawn New York, NYPosts: 75Member
    Originally posted by Betaguy
    Originally posted by niknais
    "active" is not "online". I can be active player if I only play it once in the week, so these numbers can be quite accurate. 

    Necro on this old thread.

    It may be necro but the point is still relevant.  Tera servers are packed and kicking.  There is little denying that the game is fun and packed servers make the game a blast to play.  Played yesterday and it felt like when I played it when it was released so many players all over the place.  People are beginning to realize that Tera is an oasis in the desert of bland games out right now. 

    The game you are looking for requiring no PvE completion and where you can just jump in and start mindlessly shooting at people is that way - >>>>

    ... it's called an FPS.

    Quit ruining the MMORPG genre with your constant "PvE grind" whines.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,451Member Uncommon

    With almost two million active registered players (and counting!) in North America,

    That's registered players.

    I'm a registered player have rarely play. Not that I don't like the game I love it. But at cap what do I do? run instances? For gear.

    bs on that.

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,474Member Uncommon

    So because some people might not play or like Tera it's suprising the game is doing well?

    Gratz to Tera, it aint my game but instead shouldn't we be happy there are so many gamers enjoying a game?

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,494Member Uncommon

    There are not 2 million active players 

    2 million registered accounts

     

    Also when a game says X number of players the important part is *over what time period*

    2 million players playing over a period of 2 years - 

    2 million players playing daily

     

    See the difference?

     

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,966Member Uncommon
    How many people are online concurrently is the real number we want to know, not that many companies have the nerve to share such info.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,494Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    How many people are online concurrently is the real number we want to know, not that many companies have the nerve to share such info.

    Online number of players (concurrent players) is not a very useful stat as it doesn't show the total active playerbase, many players only play several hours here and there.

    The most telling number for F2P games is number of unique logins per month - but even that stat is not important as very few players can still spend a LOT of money and float the game.

    So in the end f2p games only keep track of cash shop earnings per day/week/month.

    Sub games keep track of # of subscriptions per billing cycle (month usually)

     

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,633Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Reklaw

    So because some people might not play or like Tera it's suprising the game is doing well?

    Gratz to Tera, it aint my game but instead shouldn't we be happy there are so many gamers enjoying a game?

    Not at all. To accept that reality means one has to come to terms with the truth that their beliefs that no one really likes these games, no one plays beyond 30 days and these games are dying are both false a ridiculous. 

     

     

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  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon

    to be honest the game is good enough to warrant having a decent player base.

     

    it aint perfect but neither is any other game.  It probably contributed quite a bit to the "mmo do not have to have boring combat" movement which is a good thing.  I am happy to have it on my system and play it now and then... maybe will play it a lil more while i take that eve cooldown that all eve players need every few months :)

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